Welcome to the Muirland Literacy (MLC) Council Home

Muirland is affiliated with the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA). This council is composed of teachers, librarians, reading teachers, specialists, administrators, and others interested in life-long literacy needs and issues at the local, state, and national levels. Muirland Literacy Council has three meetings per council year with outstanding presenters. Come and join the fun!  

Email the council at [email protected]

Click here for the Fall MLC newsletter. It is filled with information and book reviews, too!

Are you interested in joining the Muirland Literacy Council? Click HERE to join. Dues are $15 for the entire council year. Dues cover attendance at MLC programs. 

Muirland Literacy Council Leadership Team

Council

Role

First name

Last name

Email address

Muirland Literacy Council

President

Amanda

DeVries

[email protected]

MLC

Treasurer

Linda

Bruun

[email protected]

MLC

Director of Communications

Clair

Fedderly

[email protected]

MLC

Newsletter/Brochure

Teresa

Lien

[email protected]

MLC

Legislative

Bobbie

Sessler

[email protected]

MLC

Membership

Janea

Sailing

[email protected]

MLC

Community Outreach

Anne

Malig

[email protected]

MLC

Awards and Honors

Lori

Cherf

[email protected]  [email protected]

 Muirland Literacy Council provides opportunities for people to:

  • keep current on current reading initiatives and best practices
  • collaborate and network with other reading professionals
  • address literacy issues and trends in our local communities
  • share a passion for reading

September 20, 2018 

Click here to register for the Sept. 20 MLC Meeting and Program

  • Program: "Simple Secrets: Ten Little Known Researched Education Practices That Change Lives"  featured speaker:  Kathy Champeau
  • Location: Moosejaw Pizza and Dells Brewing Company at 110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
  • Times: 
    • 5:30 Dinner and Networking
    • 5:50 - Council Meeting
    • 6:10 - Program sponsored by WSRA and MLC
  • September 20, 2018 Meal
    • $16 Optional Meal: Unlimited Pizza, Salad and Breadstick Buffet.
    • We will be meeting in the basement meeting room at the Moosejaw where there will be a bartender on duty to serve our group.
  • RSVP for meal by: September 17, 2018
  • RSVP for meeting by: September 19, 2018 
  • Costs:
    • $12. Membership Early Bird for MLC until Sept 20, 2018  
    • $0. Already a member (Joined or renewed MLC in April of 2018)
    • $0. Member of another council
    • $0. Student Teacher or Pre-service Teacher
    • $10. Meeting Only as nonmember of MLC

Trying a new technique this school year?  Please consider sharing your experiences in a short article for our newsletter or at our Show and Tell meeting!

November 13, 2018

Click here to register for the November 13, 2018 meeting. 

  • Program: Building Your Equity Muscles featured speaker Barb Novak, DPI
  • Location: Glacier Rock, 630 W. Pine Street, Hwy 12, Baraboo, WI 53913
  • Description:  Becoming an equity-conscious educator depends upon continual self-examination and reflection. Participants in this session will use resources from Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction to discuss bias, colorblindness, and micromessages in their own lives and their work as educators with particular emphasis on English language arts and literacy.
  • Times: 
    • 5:30 - Dinner and Networking
    • 5:50 - Council Meeting
    • 6:10 - Speaker Begins
  • Optional Meal:  Baked Potato and Soup Bar $12.50
    • RSVP for meal by: Nov 1 
  • RSVP for meeting by: November 12
  • Costs:
    • $15. Membership 
    • $0. Already a member (Joined or renewed MLC in April of 2018)
    • $0. Member of another council
    • $0. Student Teacher or Pre-service Teacher
    • $10. Meeting Only as nonmember of MLC

Message:  Trying a new technique this school year?  Please consider sharing your experiences in a short article for our newsletter or at our Show and Tell meeting!  

Don't forget to register for the December 6th event at the Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison.  All Muirland Members are invited to join the Madison Area Reading Council for CCBC's best books presentation.  The cost is $10.00 and it will cover the appetizers and holiday treats that will be served at the event.  We can't wait to meet new friends and celebrate the holidays (and books!) together!

MLC Pillowcase Sew Day! January 19, 2019

 

Join fellow Muirlanders as we sew pillowcases for Bedtime Bags for Kids. Let us know if you’re bringing your own machine or if you wish to borrow one. Also, let us know what time you plan to come. We could use donations of fabric for the pillowcases. Each pillowcase needs ¾ yard of the main fabric (the blue in the picture), ¼ yard of a coordinating fabric (the yellow in the picture), and a 2 ½” strip of contrasting fabric (the red in the picture). Contact Anne or Kelly to make arrangements to donate fabric.

 

Location: Ruth Culver Library, Prairie du Sac

Please RSVP to Anne: [email protected] or to Kelly: [email protected]

 

February 28, 2019

Click here to register to register for the February 28, 2019 meeting. 

  • Program: Show and Tell
  • Location: The Vault, 170 E Main St, Reedsburg, WI 53959
  • Description:  Becoming an equity-conscious educator depends upon continual self-examination and reflection. Participants in this session will use resources from Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction to discuss bias, colorblindness, and micromessages in their own lives and their work as educators with particular emphasis on English language arts and literacy.
  • Times: 
    • 5:30 - Dinner and Networking
    • 5:50 - Council Meeting
    • 6:10 - Speaker Begins
  • Optional Meal:   Italian - Salad, Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna and Garlic Knots $12.00
    • RSVP for meal by: February 20 
  • RSVP for meeting by: February 27
  • Costs:
    • $15. Membership  
    • $0. Already a member (Joined or renewed MLC in April of 2018)
    • $0. Member of another council
    • $0. Student Teacher or Pre-service Teacher
    • $10. Meeting Only as nonmember of MLC
We are looking forward to an amazing night of learning from each other! 

May 1, 2019

Click here to register for the May 1, 2019 meeting. 
  • Program: Moving Toward Action: Expanding your Sphere of Influence presented by Mike Ford and Kathy Champeau
  • Location: Glacier Rock at 630 W. Pine Street, Hwy 12, Baraboo, WI 53913
  • Times
    • 5:30 - Dinner and Networking
    • 5:50 - Council Meeting
    • 6:10 - Speakers Begin
  • $14.75 Optional Meal:   Deli Buffet - Roast Beef, Turkey, ham, American Cheddar and Swiss cheeses with fresh bread: white and wheat, Served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, coleslaw and pasta or potato salad, potato chips
    • RSVP for meal by: April 21
    • RSVP for meeting by: April 30
  • Meeting Costs:
    • New Member for this meeting and 2018-19 - $15.00
    • Already a MLC member but would like Early Bird Renewal for 2019-2020 - $12.00
    • Already a MLC member and No Renewal- $0.00
    • Student Teacher or Pre-service Teacher - $0.00
    • Member of another council - $0.00 
    • Meeting Only - $10.00